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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com There are not too many more gut wrenching ways to fall short of making the Prep Bowl than what happened to Pierz, Nov. 15. The Pioneers led 24-23 over the top-ranked team in the state, Rochester Lourdes, as the Eagles attempted a two-point conversion to take the lead in […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com Nathan Brinker has been a do-it-all player for the Holdingford Huskers this season. That never rang more true than in Holdingford’s 35-18 win over Pipestone, Nov. 15 in the Class AA state semifinal game. Brinker, a senior guard, who sometimes shifts to the backfield as an eligible ballcarrier, scored […]

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Football is often a game of seconds. That was never more true than Pierz’ 25-24 defeat to Rochester Lourdes in the state semifinal game tonight. For a second it looked like Pierz had stopped an Eagles two-point conversion and were headed to the Class AAA Prep Bowl. However, the next second the Eagles were celebrating […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com After falling in a 24-0 hole at halftime, the Patriots were in too deep to claw their way out. USA lost their bid for a perfect season, and finished 11-1 after a 44-28 loss to Braham in the state football quarterfinals Nov. 8 in Brainerd. “At halftime I told […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com The Holdingford Huskers built an early lead, and used senior Matt Messman to cruise to a 37-14 win over Moose Lake-Willow River (MLWR) Nov. 8 at the state football quarterfinals in Brainerd. It was the first time the Huskers were able to advance past the quarterfinals after two previous […]

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By Tyler Ohmann Sports Editor tyler.ohmann@mcrecord.com A question of toughness helped propel the Pierz Pioneers to a 44-28 win over Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (DGF), Nov. 8 in the state quarterfinals. “When the Brainerd Dispatch interviewed the Felton coach, they were questioning our toughness, and we showed them just how tough Pierz football is,” said one of Pierz’ […]

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The Pierz Pioneers extended their win streak to 11, and advanced to the state semifinals in the process after a 42-28 win tonight. The Pioneers took down the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels thanks to a strong run game. Jonny Kasper led that rushing attack with three touchdowns, including two long ones. Robbie Skiba scored twice as well. […]

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Holdingford seniors Matt Messman and Nate Brinker each had two touchdowns in a 37-14 win over Moose Lake-Willow River in the state quarterfinals today in Brainerd. After falling behind 8-0, Holdingford tied the game, and eventually built up a  23-8 halftime lead. Austin Gerads also scored a rushing TD. The Huskers had lost the past […]

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The quest for perfection ended today for USA. The Patriots fell to section 7 champion Braham 44-28. Braham jumped out to an early lead, and led 30-0 at halftime. USA found some offense in the second half as Tyler Evans threw three touchdowns, two to senior Jordan Sales. But they could never get closer than […]

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